ICPC and NSCDC to Partner In The Fight Against Corruption

The Resident Anti-Corruption Commission (RACC) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Osun State Office, Mr. Demola Bakare, fsi, and his counterpart in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Adaralewa Michael Akintayo has pledged to work together to rid the nation of corruption.

The partnership was expressed when the recently deployed NSCDC Commandant paid a courtesy call to the ICPC Commissioner in Oshogbo, the Osun State Capital.

Receiving the Commandant and his team, the ICPC RACC welcomed the collaboration stating that “every Law Enforcement Agency in Nigeria is involved in anti-corruption campaign”.

Mr. Bakare emphasized the need for both organizations to work together, especially in the areas of information gathering and intelligence sharing in the fight against corruption and all other forms of crime in the state.

The RACC used the opportunity to sensitize the NSCDC officers on how to shun corrupt acts in their line of duty, urging them to avoid conflict of interests in service delivery to the public.

He further asked the officers to always respect the uniform they wear and not use it to oppress the public adding that arrogance and toxicity of power should be avoided.

The Commandant, Dr. Adaralewa commended ICPC for its activities in curbing corruption and expressed his organization’s readiness to partner with ICPC in the crusade against corruption.

Admitting that corruption was the cause of poverty in the country, he explained that his visit was to cement and deepen the existing relationship between NSCDC and ICPC and that NSCDC Osun Command will always provide security support and any other support needed in the fight against corruption.